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    Accident at entrance to Rally

    On either Friday or Saturday there was an accident at the entrance to the rally off of PV Road. Anyone know the extent of injuries? As I passed by on my way out the ambulance crew was transferring someone into the ambulance by stretcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glieske View Post
    On either Friday or Saturday there was an accident at the entrance to the rally off of PV Road. Anyone know the extent of injuries? As I passed by on my way out the ambulance crew was transferring someone into the ambulance by stretcher.
    Very minor... was a friend of mine, and he'll post if he feels the need I guess. Basically, new rear tire hit tar snake and slid out. Windscreen on K12GT came up and, since flip up helmet was open, sliced his lip open. Lots of blood, a few stitches, but he was back in the beer tent, for medicinal purposes, that afternoon. Bike is not ridable at this point apparently and his ego will heal
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    Re: Accident at rally

    If it's the guy I think it is, his face will be scarred. Sad since he was such a good looking manly man.

    Numerous stitches under and in his nose, deep gouges in his nose. Again, so sad.

    He had his flip face helmet in the parade position and was getting ready to move it into speed position when the rear tire decided to go horizonal. His good looking face was the only thing that wasn't protected.

    He mentioned that before he knew what had happened, he was surrounded by medical types, one Rob from Michigan held his head so no potential spinal injuries would get worse. The victim noticed that he had a tear in his eye because of the damage to such a good looking man.

    Rick Meyer ripped his shirt off (causing the wounded man's wife to swoon) to use to stop the massive bleeding. Since the victim had a few disks fused a year or so ago, the bamulance took him to get x-ray and to flirt with the nurses.

    Yes, he was back at the beer garden waiting to get his friends to buy him beer. He ended up buying for himself all night.

    As for the bike, after some Harley like action, he was able to ride it home. Although his wife's RT needed to be towed home due to it's EWS malfunction.

    I'll pass on your concern with the injured party. I'm sure he will appreicate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksrob View Post
    If it's the guy I think it is, his face will be scarred. Sad since he was such a good looking manly man.

    Numerous stitches under and in his nose, deep gouges in his nose. Again, so sad.
    I'll pass on your concern with the injured party. I'm sure he will appreicate it.
    Rob, pass along my wish to the injured party that he heals well. I'm sorry I missed you at the rally. We could have had such a political discussion. Anyway, let's get together in Eureka Springs to compare scars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RatSnake View Post
    Rob, pass along my wish to the injured party that he heals well. I'm sorry I missed you at the rally. We could have had such a political discussion. Anyway, let's get together in Eureka Springs to compare scars.

    You're on. September is only a couple of months away!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiaz View Post
    Those bikes have too much power.
    Or the riders don't have the brains to use the power for good and not evil.
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    Heal quickly, Rob. It was good meeting you and Bette while tending beer, er , I mean bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiaz View Post
    Those bikes have too much power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glieske View Post
    On either Friday or Saturday there was an accident at the entrance to the rally off of PV Road. Anyone know the extent of injuries? As I passed by on my way out the ambulance crew was transferring someone into the ambulance by stretcher.
    The minor event was on Friday. Sunday, apparently, there was a more serious event:
    **************************************************
    Sad to report this from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

    A couple from West Palm Beach, Fla., died today as a result of injuries
    suffered in a motorcycle crash in the Town of Addison, the Washington County
    Sheriff's Department is reporting.

    The crash was reported at 8:24 a.m. at state Highway 33 and county Highway
    WW.

    Those killed were identified as William A. Rourk, 67 and Arlene N. Rourk,
    65. They had attended the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America Rally at the
    Washington County Fair Park this past weekend, said Sheriff's Lt. John Buck.
    The event drew about 8,000 BMW enthusiasts, Buck said.

    The crash occurred as the Rourks were traveling west on Highway 33 on a 1993
    BMW motorcycle equipped with a sidecar. Witnesses told sheriff's
    investigators that vehicles traveling in front of the motorcycle slowed and
    the motorcycle driver swerved into the eastbound lane, apparently to avoid
    colliding with the vehicles that were slowing.

    The motorcycle struck an eastbound car driven by Susan J. Off, 43, of
    Hartford, according to Buck. The Rourks were thrown from the motorcycle
    which then careened into a ditch and caught fire.

    The Rourks were wearing helmets. They died at the scene.

    The Allenton Fire Department and Allenton Rescue Squad responded to the
    scene.

    The crash remains under investigation.
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    Very sad...
    John A. Brown - Kalamazoo MI
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    Rob,

    You left out the part about the group of nuns.
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    Re: accident

    Quote Originally Posted by MrFrank View Post
    Rob,

    You left out the part about the group of nuns.
    Oh yeah, the "victim" did mention that the bus of nuns that were taking the orphans across the road did distract him. He probably leaned more so to guide the bike away from them that the tar snake got him.

    Thanks for setting the record straight.
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